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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Jonathan Harris

Hey Jonathan. Did you know about the “glass delusion” mentioned first in the Middle Ages? That duplicity of ‘being there’ and ‘not being there’ Its sort of connected (at least in my mind), with the commodifying of life and its’ living. It’s like Banksy”s stencil of the battler feeding to a dog it’s own mutilated leg-bone... I was thinking the same about war and bureaucracy... as different rhythms of devastating violence. The vessel and the crop both move you, one is tiny going through you, the other one is not... (We are going to need a bigger boat).

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Thank you, Eleni — I hadn't heard of "The Glass Delusion": what a strange diagnosis. Also of interest may be the Werner Herzog 1976 film, Heart of Glass, in which a whole medieval town descends into madness after losing the secret of how to make red ruby glass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Glass_(film)

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Apr 15, 2022Liked by Jonathan Harris

thank you, Jonathan. Healing.

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Jonathan Harris

Thank you for this. Quick note: the Cage quote is actually attributed to Corita Kent—from her Ten Rules for Teachers and Students. Cage used the rules often though and added some insights to the original version.

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Hi Megan, thanks so much for making this point — I updated the text accordingly.

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Jonathan Harris

Beautiful work man. Have you read Power vs. Force by David Hawkins? See you Sunday?

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Thanks, David. Yes, I've read "Power Vs. Force" and agree that it certainly relates to this notion of internal/creative vs. external/economic power.

Another related dichotomy that I thought to include in this piece, but which didn't quite fit, is the notion of "Virtuals" (the global laptop class) vs. "Physicals" (people working with their hands) as formulated by N.S. Lyons in his essay "Reality Honks Back": https://theupheaval.substack.com/p/reality-honks-back

A similar formulation is that of "Somewheres" vs. "Anywheres" as proposed by David Goodhart in this piece for the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-39293519

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Yes awesome scenes and the people taking part in the film were locals in trance for hours in the furnace I think. Well remembered Jonathan

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Yes, all the local actors had been hypnotized.

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